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Fabricio Werdum May Sign With Strikeforce; May Fight Kimbo

It looks like top heavyweight contender and recently minted free agent, Fabricio Werdum, may have found a home. According to Werdum, he’s currently negotiating with Strikeforce to participate in an upcoming card in May.

“I’m in negotiations,” Werdum told World of MMA. “Maybe next fight in May for Strikeforce.”

As for an opponent. Werdum could be looking at the prospects of a match up against the infamous Kimbo Slice.

“It’s possible, maybe Kimbo,” Werdum said. “You know, I want the best in my category. I would take him down and use submissions.”

Werdum was jettisoned from the UFC after dropping a first round TKO at the hands of young up-and-comer Junior dos Santos. He more than held his own during his time spent with the organization however, besting Gabriel Gonzaga and Brandon Vera and fighting Andrei Arlovski to a close decision loss.

Kimbo Slice rode an unprecedented wave of grassroots support fueled by internet fight clips all the way to brief superstardom, including being featured on ESPN and The Rolling Stone and headlining two prime time fight cards on CBS. His bubble eventually burst however, when the former internet street brawler was exposed by mid-level former UFC competitor Seth Petruzelli. Petruzelli disposed of Slice with one punch a mere 14 seconds into their fight, at once demolishing a facade of a fighter and an organization.